This cycle tour is perfect for those looking to personally experience the unique and unspoiled region of Umbria with its beauty and hospitality. Umbria, nestling between Tuscany, Marche and Lazio, is maybe one of the smallest regions of Italy, but it has a wide range of different landscapes: from harsh gorges to sweet green hills, wild woods to fertile plains transformed by varied cultivations; oases of fresh, crystal clear spring water and enchanting lakes.
This cycle tour combines the beauty of nature with sightseeing in quiet little medieval towns. The trip starts and finishes in the fascinating town of Assisi, the pilgrims’ town built against the slopes of Mount Subasio. Many monuments have been erected in honour of the saints Francis and Clare. Nevertheless, Assisi is not the only highlight of this tour. You will pass many other interesting small towns like Spello, which has Roman origins, as we are reminded by several features including the Porta Venere and Porta Consolare town gates, Montefalco, famous for its delicious wines and Bevagna, which has a lovely medieval square with two Romanesque churches. Two nights you will spend in Torgiano allowing time to visit the county town of Perugia. Its magnificent old town center is certainly worth visiting, with renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and galleries, but of course, it is also nice just to wander around the evocative alleys, the characteristic squares and the fashionable shopping street Corso Vannuci. During the second part of the tour, you cycle through a beautiful unspoiled scenery. The biker-friendly roads, the lovely towns and the green hills with cypresses, vineyards and olive trees make this tour unforgettable.
The 8-day tour can be extended by 2 nights. An overnight stay in Spoleto, a town full of life, with many squares, lovely little streets, shops with local delicacies and handicrafts, restaurants and a lot of sights to visit. The second night is in Passignano on the fourth lake of Italy, Lago Trasimeno. There are many possibilities to discover the lake. One of them is to cycle around the lake, passing sunny little fishing villages such as Passignano, Tuoro and Castiglione del Lago with its castle. As an alternative, you make a loop ride to visit the Etruscan town of Cortona in Tuscany… or maybe you just like a day of rest and take the ferryboat to visit one of the islands.
For those who like more challenging rides in rolling hilly terrain. You have to be trained with a good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for children under 14 years. Cycling is an important part of the day, but there will be still time left to explore the towns you pass through. There are significant differences in height (no more than 800m). Mostly quiet asphalted and now and some dirt roads
Average daily distances
8-day tour: between 35 – 65 km Total 313 km / 194,5 miles:
10-day tour: between 35 – 65 km. Total 421 km / 261,6 miles
Self-Guided: Daily from March till the end of October (except 07/08-20/08/2023).
Guided: On request
1 or more people. This tour is not suitable for children under 14 years old, because the terrain is too hilly and the tour too strenuous.
Start / Finish: Assisi / Assisi
Code: C 002 UMB
From € 609